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Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Teams: Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants
It was the rare occasion where all of our action was on Sunday so there no Monday night mayhem. I had a very slim lead on my opponent with all his player's games complete and I still had Eli Manning playing.
Eli was being Eli (playing horribly), but it was fine because the rest of my team picked up the slack and I had a 2.5-point lead going into what would end up being the final possession of the game.
Manning then chose to throw an interception, that at the time, I did not think would cost me the game. Not only did he throw a pick, but it was the most ill-advised throw I've ever seen. Ryan Leaf could have mad a better pass blindfolded, left-handed and with a broken finger. There was no pressure and he airmails it right to the defense.
Interceptions in our league counts two points against your overall score, so I went in to the clubhouse with a lead of less than one point and I figured I had squeaked by.
I was wrong, dead wrong.
Monday Night Football passed, the standings updated early Tuesday morning and I had won, or so I thought.
I woke up Thursday morning to check the league standings and I had plummeted in the rankings. At the time I had no clue what happened.
I was livid.
Later I found out my opponent's defense was credited with a sack which was one point and gave the win to him by the slimmest of margins.
Thanks a lot Eli.
Who thought you could lose a game on a Thursday?
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